Google Says Its Services on Huawei Phones Will Still Function; Chinese Tech Giant Promises Continued Support

Meanwhile, the Huawei has said it would continue to provide security updates and solutions for its tablets and smartphones.

Google, a unit of Alphabet, said Monday it’s tasked with and”reviewing the implications” of the requirement for export licenses for technology sales to Huawei Technologies.

Last week’s arrangement follows US government offenses that Huawei, the biggest manufacturer of network equipment for mobile companies and that the No. 2 worldwide smartphone manufacturer, is a safety risk.

“We assure you while we’re complying with all US gov’t requirements, services such as Google Play & safety from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei apparatus,” Google said on Twitter.

“We have made considerable contributions to the growth and development of Android across the globe,” that a Huawei spokesman said on Monday.

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor tablet and smartphone products, covering those which have been sold and who are still in stock globally.

“We shall continue to construct a secure and sustainable program ecosystem, so as to provide the ideal experience for all users worldwide,” he added.

Huawei, which utilizes Google’s Android operating platform, is the No. 2 global smartphone manufacturer by variety of handsets sold, supporting South Korea’s Samsung Electronics.

Google enables smartphone makers to use Android and its services at no cost. Industry analysts state that means that they would not be affected by curbs on earnings or business interaction.

Transfer of hardware, software or services to Huawei or specialized interaction with all the Chinese company would be restricted by the US order a week. It took effect Thursday and requires government approval for all purchases of American microchips, software and other parts globally by Huawei and 68 affiliated companies. Huawei says that amounted to $11 billion in products last year.

The US government says Chinese suppliers including Huawei and its smaller rival, ZTE, pose an espionage threat as they’re legally beholden to China’s ruling Communist Party. But American officials have presented no proof of any Huawei gear serving as intentional conduits for espionage from Beijing.